Courses & Workshops/Feb 12, 2019

Cappadocia in Context 2019

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Cappadocia in Context 2019, Nevşehir, June 9–23, 2019

Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) is delighted to announce Cappadocia in Context, an international intensive summer program taught by Prof. Robert Ousterhout and Dr. Tolga Uyar for graduate students in Byzantine Studies. Cappadocia in Context will take place in Cappadocia, Nevşehir from June 9–23, 2019.

The program will explore ways of contextualizing the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Cappadocia. Within its breathtaking volcanic landscape, Cappadocia preserves extensive rock-cut features from the Byzantine period, including more than a thousand rock-cut churches and chapels (one-third of which preserve significant elements of their painted decoration), as well as monasteries, houses, villages, towns, cemeteries, and fortresses. The region is unrivaled in terms of its material culture, but because it lacks a written history, the monuments of Cappadocia remain poorly known to most Byzantinists.

The program is open to students enrolled in MA and PhD programs in Byzantine Studies or a related field.

The fee for the course is $2500 USD. Tuition includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner, course materials, and field trip expenses. Scholarships will be given based on need and merit. Please indicate your wish to be considered for a scholarship and make sure to submit the related form.